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Commitment of Traders Weekly Roundup: US Dollar, WTI Crude, Copper bets jump

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Forex Speculators boost US Dollar bullish bets for 10th out of last 11 weeks

US Dollar net speculator positions leveled at $28.14 billion last week

The latest data for the weekly Commitment of Traders (COT) report, released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday, showed that large traders and currency speculators continued to increase their bullish bets for the US dollar for the third week in a row last week as traders expect the US Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.

  • The major currencies that improved against the US dollar last week were the euro (4,684 weekly change in contracts), British pound sterling (897 contracts), Canadian dollar (418 contracts) and the Mexican peso (434 contracts).
  • The currencies whose speculative bets declined last week versus the dollar were the Japanese yen (-33,668 contracts), New Zealand dollar (-2,080 contracts), Swiss franc (-1,063 contracts) and the Australian dollar (-86 contracts).

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WTI Crude Oil Speculators sharply raised bullish net positions last week

The non-commercial contracts of WTI crude futures totaled a net position of 377626 contracts, according to data from last week. This was a change of 89745 contracts from the previous weekly total.

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Gold Speculators dropped their net bullish positions for 4th week

The large speculator contracts of gold futures declined to a total net position of 136380 contracts. This was a weekly change of -15190 contracts from the previous week.

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10 Year Treasury Note Speculators sharply cut positions for 2nd week

The large speculator contracts of 10-year treasury note futures totaled a net position of -228604 contracts. This was a weekly change of -132337 contracts from the previous week.

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S&P500 Speculators trimmed their net bullish positions last week

The large speculator contracts of S&P 500 futures totaled a net position of 7413 contracts. This was a change of -1584 contracts from the reported data of the previous week.

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Silver Speculators increased their net positions last week: CFTC COT Data

The non-commercial contracts of silver futures totaled a net position of 59365 contracts, according to data from last week. This was a weekly change of 325 contracts from the previous totals.

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Copper Speculators boosted bullish net positions for 6th week

The large speculator contracts of copper futures totaled a net position of 56391 contracts. This was a weekly change of 3030 contracts from the data of the previous week.

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The Commitment of Traders report data is published in raw form every Friday by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and shows the futures positions of market participants as of the previous Tuesday (data is reported 3 days behind).

To learn more about this data please visit the CFTC website at http://www.cftc.gov/MarketReports/CommitmentsofTraders/index.htm

 

 

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